Shanghai Disney Trading Main Street for the Garden of the Twelve Friends

Walt Disney Co. will roll out attractions based on “Star Wars” and Marvel superheroes at its new Shanghai theme park when the $5.5-billion facility opens next year, Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger said here Wednesday as the company kicked its publicity efforts for the long-in-the-making resort into high gear.. Source: coaster-net.com

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Tayto Park: Over 100,000 ride New Cooden Coaster in Just 7 Weeks

Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster, which travels at speeds of over 100kph, was opened on June 7 and since then tens of thousands of people young and old have travelled from all over the world to give it a whirl. Figures released from Tayto Park show that over 2,100 people ride the coaster every day, with one person riding it over …

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SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Take Home Trip Advisor Awards

PRESS RELEASE All three SeaWorld parks in Orlando have won a 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award for amusement parks in the United States. The 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks worldwide over a 12-month period. Discovery Cove won 2nd place, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark won 4th and SeaWorld …

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SaeWorld and Busch Gardens Take Home Trip Advisor Awards

PRESS RELEASE All three SeaWorld parks in Orlando have won a 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award for amusement parks in the United States. The 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks worldwide over a 12-month period. Discovery Cove won 2nd place, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark won 4th and SeaWorld …

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Kentucky Kingdom Unveils Plans for Storm Chaser

  Kentucky Kingdom unveiled plans for its fifth roller coaster on Monday, a behemoth that will stand 100 feet tall at its highest point and incorporate parts of a former coaster, Twisted Twins, that has sat dormant at the Louisville amusement park for years. The $15 million Storm Chaser, with a track length of 2,744 feet and a maximum velocity …

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